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NO CHORUS


A solo show by EKTA

OPENS THURSDAY MARCH THE 9TH, 2017. TIME 17:00-22:00
EXHIBITION PERIOD: MARCH 9TH – APRIL 1ST.

EXTRA EVENT: ARTIST-TALK AT GÖTEBORG STADSBIBLIOTEKET
MONDAY, MARCH THE 6TH. TRAPPSCENET, TIME 18:00-19:30

Ekta is the moniker used by Daniel Götesson for a career now almost two decades long. Artist but also animator, muralist, designer and illustrator, Ekta has been able to challenge categories and definitions translating his personal artistic vision into most of the different languages of visual art and at the same time achieving in every and each field some of the most excellent and respected works in Europe’s recent history.

Götesson’s art is an endless string of variations, progressions, evolutions and involutions, a coherent incoherency of approaches and a recurring process of creation and destruction which evades and completes at the same time the contradictory ideas of perfection and failure. The production of the Swedish artist could be seen as a rhythmical and relentless fluctuation between two extremes. In his work a strong need for boldness, bright colors and perfect composition comes necessarily along with the desire for its destruction by a craving for roughness, violent gestures and by a fascination for the aesthetically unpleasant. The contrast and at the same time dynamic osmosis between these clashing yet inseparable aspects of Ekta’s work is unequivocally at the origin of some of the most groundbreaking and influential artworks of the last decade.

Driven by the need of moving forward, of challenging materials, rules and aesthetics, Götesson has never lingered into easy choices or repetitions, but he has instead chosen to allow himself and his practice to step into the world of the unexpected which is where an artist can find the best intuitions, but also has to embrace uncountable failures. Engaging in an uniquely brave process of creation and destruction, of perfection and self sabotage, Ekta does not search neither for a breakthrough nor for a pleasing solution because there is no need for a chorus on a melody which already finds its strength exactly in its uneasy balance, shifting aesthetic and relentless process.

No Chorus - which could be read as a manifesto even before than just a title - doesn’t make exception to this paradigm. The show features mainly textile pieces, the latest turn on the Swedish artist’s production. The bright colors and clean cut of these works make for some of the most designed and pleasant looking works in Ekta’s recent production. Their polished neatness is balanced by an abstract taste which defies simple choices and where the uneven lines find balance out of the least expected compositions. On the other side, juxtaposed to the fabrics, we find a selection of his most recent works on paper to bring a glimpse of the chaotic and unsteady battleground where the lines and shapes populating his textiles originate. No Chorus is the latest step on a path which never ends to astound, a precious chance to witness the work of one of the most unique artists working in Europe right now or simply a new opportunity to be surprised by Ekta.

Daniel Götesson (Falkenberg, 1978), known as Ekta, is a Swedish artist, currently based in Gothenburg, Sweden. His works have been exhibited all over Europe and have been published in countless art-books and magazines such as The New York Times and Juxtapoz Magazine while his murals can be found across the continent in countries such as Italy, Croatia, Poland and England. Amongst other projects, Götesson has recently worked on several public art commissions of varying scale for various municipalities in Sweden and collaborated with some of the most respected fashion brands and projects as The Göteborg International Film Festival, Converse and Marni.






















Installation pics by David Eng








 

 

 
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